rural communities

Senator Tina Smith hopes Minnesota will lead in renewable energy

"As we think about what direction we're going with renewable fuels and clean energy, we can either lead or we can follow."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith is discussing plans to get Minnesota ahead in helping the nation lead through clean energy. Her plans involve getting the state to lead in a clean energy transition using renewable energy. Smith says the transition will help with the creation of jobs as well as helping keep utility prices stable, while also creating further…

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy still throughout the community

Medical expert says vaccine priority could help prevent possible COVID-19 surge.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be readily available throughout the Fargo-Moorhead metro, medical experts say there is still doubt when it comes to people receiving their vaccinations. Some of the areas with the most hesitancy include people within younger age groups as well as those who live in rural communities says Sanford Health’s Vice President Dr….

Healthcare workers ‘concerned about direction’ ND is heading with COVID-19

In part because of lack of healthcare staffing, but also because of people who don't do their part to slow the spread.

NORTH DAKOTA – While North Dakota continues to lead the nation in positive COVID-19 cases per capita, we are lacking in healthcare staffing. Especially in rural communities. “Some of our public health units only have three to five employees and so trying to do all of the same things as a large public health unit and provide appropriate response within…